Bucketty 1 responded as far as the station driveway this evening as calls to a grass fire in Laguna area were investigated by our Deputy Group Captain with nil result. Still, given the heavy rains we were happy not to go out in it :) Thanks to all for turning out and staying on until the all-clear
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Last nights weather change has bought welcome relief to Bucketty Brigade crew's, having been operational and on standby much of the past couple of weeks. Last night saw crews in 1 & 9 respond to Paynes Crossing only to respond back to Bucketty a couple of hours later as smoke filled the area from unknown source. Early morning patrol found nothing today and Bucketty 9 crew returned to assist at Paynes Crossing. See you back home safe later folks.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Friday, 11 January 2013
Bucketty #9 and crew on-scene single motorcycle MVA, Great North Rd, Fernances today with power lines down. Road remains closed at this time - see RTA live traffic updates for further information.
Thanks all for the turnout and for Bucketty #1 crew standing by at station.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
A SEVERE fire danger has been posted for Friday 11th along with a TOTAL FIRE BAN from midnight for 24 hours.
Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.
Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety – but only stay if you are physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.
If you’re not prepared, leave early in the day.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Emotional rollercoaster as roller-door motor installers surprised us by turning up to start work. All very overwhelmed we were by our mysterious benefactor until we called their office to check and found out they should've been at Martin's Creek station instead :( Ah well easy come easy go :)
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
Note also that our neighbours in Gosford and Wyong have both declared an Extreme Fire Danger.